Monday, November 2, 2015


Fear is universal. Fear is one of a human's base instincts. Fear is felt by everything. Fear is something that all can share and enjoy. Readers love feeling this most base of emotions.
When you are writing fear, you also have to keep in mind the reactions of the characters. The characters have to be feeling the same fear that the audience is feeling.

Some reactions that are common and help your reader understand that they should be afraid are:
  • Screaming
  • Worrying
  • Cowering in the corner
  • Shuddering
  • Avoiding the danger
Remember all of this, but beware. Writing can hurt you. Often your brain can't tell the difference between what is happening to your characters and what is happening to you. Writing can hurt you as an author, and it cal also hurt the reader. So be warned, don't make it too gruesome or scary.

Keep writing!

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